We were invited to view the Flight of Fancy floral display at Gardens by the Bay and it was the first time there for the kids and they were so excited! Anya declared that since we were going to the gardens, she wanted to wear her dress with the print of potted plants and her brother had to wear his matching shirt.
Once we entered the Cloud Forest, the kids were awed by the 30-metre high waterfall and stood there enjoying the mist from the falls. They loved the colourful display of whimsical hot air balloons and kites and ran around excitedly pointing out the different things they spotted. I had a good time reading the fun facts that were placed around.
The kids were initially a bit hesitant to step on the walkways because they could see all the way through parts of it but soon they were happily skipping along admiring the different plants around them. Anya was very interested in the pitcher plants and Adam loved the bright flowers we saw along the way. I was happy to see the display of seeds dispersed by wind because Anya likes to pick up the winged Angsana seeds that are scattered all around the path we take to one of her classes.
After expending all his energy in his excitement at the Cloud Forest, Adam retreated to the stroller for our walk around the Flower Dome. Anya was so psyched to see baobab trees that we have read about in books and she was very amused by cacti that have been featured in the Roadrunner cartoons she’s watched. She insisted on taking photographs with all the different displays in the Flower Dome.
The kids had a great time on their first visit to Gardens by the Bay and the Flight of Fancy floral display really added to their enjoyment of the place! I’m glad they like the gardens as much as I do! Anya gave it her stamp of approval by making us promise that we would take her to the gardens again very soon. Flight of Fancy is on at Gardens by the Bay until Sunday, 21 July 2013. Check it out this weekend!
Disclaimer: We were invited to Gardens by the Bay to view the Flight of Fancy floral display. All opinions are my own.